March 01, 2009 Archives - Renal and Urology News

Print Issue: March 01, 2009

Health-Care Sector Relatively Stable

Health stocks have long served as defensive holdings—investments that will not collapse in downturns. After all, consumers still buy drugs and visit physicians during recessions. This year some pharmaceutical stocks provided protection, avoiding big losses while almost every other industry sank deeply into the red.

Intrarenal Infusions Aid AKI Recovery

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.— Using a novel drug-delivery system to infuse fenoldopam and other vasodilators directly into the kidneys may improve recovery from acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a small study showing that this approach dramatically reduced 28-day mortality when compared with historical outcomes.

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